8 terms

English Myth Terms

Point of view for Creation/Flood Myths
represent tension in creation myths
common nature motifs
gardens, seasons, trees of life, forest guardians
common symbols
serpents, trees, seeds, the pomegranate, mistletoe
common relations
humans to gods, humans to nature, gods to nature
common archetypes
characters: tricksters, heroes, villains, donors, helpers and hinderers deities: underworld gods, fertility gods, mother goddesses, sky gods, thunder gods
common actions
descent/ascent to underworld, heroes' journeys, struggles for power
common human attitudes
towards death, underworld, nature, deities, power